Jeremiah 36:21-24 So the king sent Jehudi to fetch the roll:…And Jehudi read it in the ears of the king, and in the ears of all the princes which stood beside the king. …. And it came to pass, that when Jehudi had read three or four leaves, he cut it with the penknife, and cast it into the fire that was on the hearth, until all the roll was consumed in the fire that was on the hearth.
Read the whole passage. They get the roll-the copy of the Word of God. They read it and this man has the audacity to cut it up and then burn it. He shows no respect for the Word of God. To him it is but the word of a man.
I am afraid that many people have that same idea. The Bible is good literature. The Bible has good proverbs and truths in it but it is not the very Word of God. They don’t respect the Word of God.
However to be honest with you I am far less concerned about these people and their attitudes than I am about you. They are not saved. They hate God, Jesus, the Bible and are not going to Heaven nor enjoying all that God has for them right here and now.
I am concerned about those of you that claim to have been born again. You claim that He has saved you yet you have little or no respect for the Word of God.
You do not take time to read it. You have no intentions of learning it and putting it into practice in your lives. You do not come to preaching services faithfully where you could learn more. You are satisfied with living life your way. You have little or no respect for the Word of God.
You might not be cutting it up into pieces and burning it. You might treat it like some religious relic but if you do not get into the Word and read it making it part of your life then you are showing little or no respect for the Word of God.